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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A working example of knitting mill with functioning equipment. Rangers are there to answer all your questions. Fine 20 minute history film will bring you up to date. You'll learn about the people, the lions, the production and the whole factory experience. They really do...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lives of the textile workers come close here. Perhaps you'll need to read up a bit before you go, but imagination and the brilliant park ranger guides will give you a real feel for the independence women sought and got as workers at the...More

Thank GodMat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth an hour or two of time to learn how factories operated in Lowell back during the industrial revolution. Quite interesting!

Thank ctvabeachbm
Reviewed 18 July 2017

There are 2 Visitor Centers a few blocks apart. The museum is in one visitor center. It has terrific displays and the mill machines. Very worthwhile.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The mill complex is surprisingly attractive, and the self guided tour of the working machines and exhibits, as well as a very good film, all fascinating. I especially enjoyed reading what actual milk workers interviewed in the late 80's said about their experiences working at...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The displays were well thought out and the movie interesting. Highly recommend if you are interested in industrial heritage.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Not just a collection of old machines, here you will see the staff actually using the machines to make cloth. There is an interesting video on the labor movement especially in the 19th Century. Be sure to watch and listen to videos of the "Old...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This museum is part of a larger National Park spread throughout Lowell, MA and doing an excellent job of preserving the history of Lowell's role in textile manufacturing as well as documenting the transitions industrialized America, and its work force have lived through. Very helpful...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is the last stop of the Mill Trolley tour that leaves front he visitor center. You get the option to ride back on the trolley or stay here and walk back (<10 minutes). A great little museum of textiles. On the day we were...More

1  Thank neobyrth
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Run here with the family to see the cotton machines running. There are so many of them, more than New Lanark's cotton mill in Scotland. The museum is very informative and interesting so spend two hours here and enjoy your time. The videos are good...More

1  Thank Caroline H
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27 September 2016|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Athenian Corner, Olympia Rest., Cobblestones or the old court. The Worthen is good but it is more of a bar and 54 people might overwhelm it for lunch. All of these places are online, but like any place... More
Anthony B
9 September 2016|
Response from Renato L | Reviewed this property |
My advise is to take the Free lowell national park visitors tour. The opening times in October depends upon the time of the tour and the average visit is less than an hour.